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Don’t Blame Liberals for Gun Control, Blame Nixon/Reagan/Bush for over 30 years

cutting through the crap of the so called 'right-wing conservatives' in the U.S., or who most people think are right-wing.
Don't Blame Liberals for Gun Control

by Richard Poe

NEWSMAX.COM - Anti-gun crusaders seem worried about the advent of a Republican administration. Heaven knows why. Republicans, in recent years, have managed to do nearly as much damage to the Second Amendment as Democrats.

In 1969, journalist William Safire asked Richard Nixon what he thought about gun control. "Guns are an abomination," Nixon replied. According to Safire, Nixon went on to confess that, "Free from fear of gun owners' retaliation at the polls, he favored making handguns illegal and requiring licenses for hunting rifles."

It was President George Bush, Sr. who banned the import of "assault weapons" in 1989, and promoted the view that Americans should only be allowed to own weapons suitable for "sporting purposes."

It was Governor Ronald Reagan of California who signed the Mulford Act in 1967, "prohibiting the carrying of firearms on one's person or in a vehicle, in any public place or on any public street." The law was aimed at stopping the Black Panthers, but affected all gun owners.

Twenty-four years later, Reagan was still pushing gun control. "I support the Brady Bill," he said in a March 28, 1991 speech, "and I urge the Congress to enact it without further delay."

One of the most aggressive gun control advocates today is Republican mayor Rudolph Giuliani of New York City, whose administration sued 26 gun manufacturers in June 2000, and whose police commissioner, Howard Safir, proposed a nationwide plan for gun licensing, complete with yearly "safety" inspections.

Another Republican, New York State Governor George Pataki, on August 10, 2000, signed into law what The New York Times called "the nation's strictest gun controls," a radical program mandating trigger locks, background checks at gun shows and "ballistic fingerprinting" of guns sold in the state. It also raised the legal age to buy a handgun to 21 and banned "assault weapons," the sale or possession of which would now be punishable by seven years in prison.

Gun control crusaders argue that the Republicans are simply yielding to grassroots pressure, to gain political advantage. But polls show little evidence of such pressure.

A Gallup/CNN/USA Today survey taken in June 1999 - only two months after the Littleton massacre - showed that the number of Americans who favored stricter gun laws had declined by 20 percent since 1990.

Public support for gun control has dwindled even further since then. An Associated Press poll released on the one-year anniversary of the Littleton shootings shows that Americans favor strict enforcement of existing laws over new gun laws - the exact position of the National Rifle Association (NRA) - by 42 to 33 percent.

That same month, a survey by the Pew Research Center showed that only 6 percent of Americans believed that tougher gun laws would prevent future school shootings.

Meanwhile, a Tarrance Group poll has shown that only 5 percent of Americans want gunmakers and gun dealers held responsible for misuse of firearms.

Clearly, the pressure for gun control is not coming from the grassroots. It comes from those layers of society that the left calls the "ruling classes" - academics, Hollywood stars, Washington insiders and multibillion-dollar media conglomerates.

The latter are particularly influential in pushing anti-gun propaganda. A study by the Media Research Center released in January 2000 showed that television news stories calling for stricter gun laws outnumbered those opposing such laws by a ratio of 10 to 1.

The blame for this media bias is traditionally assigned to "liberal journalists." And, indeed, most journalists do hold left-of-center views. A 1996 survey of working journalists by the Roper Center and the Freedom Forum showed that 89 percent had voted for Bill Clinton in 1992. Only 4 percent identified themselves as Republicans and only 2 percent as conservatives.

Yet, their "liberal" views probably have less impact on the media's anti-gun bias than most people assume. Rank-and-file reporters have little power to influence the political spin even of their own stories.

When I worked at the New York Post in the mid-1980s, I found the newsroom filled with liberals. They grumbled constantly about the paper's conservative slant. But they went along with it, because it was company policy.

Liberal news organizations are no different. Political bias comes from the top. Rank-and-file reporters simply do what they are told.

Those of us who cherish our Second Amendment rights are keeping our fingers crossed about George W. Bush. But the monolithic commitment America's "ruling classes" have shown toward gun control makes one wonder whether even a president is free to buck the current.

2. meanwhile---

Bonfire of the Liberties

by William Norman Grigg

Mass politicical murder is carried out through standing armies and police forces — in other words, the very people to whom the UN wishes to give a monopoly on firearms

Shortly after Cambodia fell into the hands of the Khmer Rouge, soldiers were dispatched to the countryside to disarm the populace. "We are here now to protect you, and no one has a need for a weapon any more," one survivor of the Cambodian holocaust recalled in the January 24, 1994 issue of The New Yorker. The account described how "everyone who had a weapon ... handed over [their] rifles and pistols and ammunition, which the soldiers tossed on a pile" and disposed of. In short order the rulers of what R.J. Rummel calls the "Cambodian Hell State" were stacking skulls in piles as they slaughtered one-third of the disarmed population.

The new United Nations propaganda film Armed to the Teeth: The World-Wide Plague of Small Arms proudly depicts UN "peacekeepers" carrying out the same type of civilian disarmament that was the overture to the Cambodian holocaust. One UN official is displayed on screen asking a group of Albanian peasants: "You've delivered all the arms, now? No more arms in this village?" UN officials, in the company of army officers and police, are shown conducting a propaganda session for the village's schoolchildren. Each student is given an anti-gun t-shirt and a lecture about disarmament. As a "symbolic act of disarmament," seized weapons are stacked in a pile and burned in the local public square. Symbolically setting collected firearms ablaze — call it the "Bonfire of the Liberties" — has become a familiar ritual in UN civilian disarmament campaigns. "On a memorable night in Timbuktu, the flames of peace consumed 3,000 rifles," intones the film's narrator. In Mozambique, collected arms are dynamited; elsewhere, "peacekeepers" cut confiscated weapons into scrap or melt them into slag.

For more than a decade, THE NEW AMERICAN has repeatedly warned that the UN's oft-repeated intention to pursue "general and complete disarmament" includes universal civilian disarmament; Armed to the Teeth validates those warnings in remarkable detail.

"For its first fifty years, the United Nations focused its disarmament efforts on addressing the proliferation of nuclear weapons," observes the narrator. The world body is now focusing its efforts on what it calls the global "small arms crisis" — meaning the possession of firearms by civilians. The propaganda film unambiguously defines "legal" weapons as those "used by armies and police forces to protect us." Civilian-owned weapons, by way of contrast, are supposedly "illegitimate" and "bring insecurity, pain, suffering and devastation."

Only through a global crackdown on civilian arms ownership and the empowerment of the UN, insists the narrator, "can genocide as happened in Rwanda be prevented." But mass political murder is carried out through standing armies and nationalized police forces — in other words, the very people to whom the UN wishes to give a monopoly on firearms. The genocidal state in Rwanda occupied a seat on the UN Security Council, and Kofi Annan — then head of the peacekeeping division, now secretary-general — prevented UN "peacekeepers" from taking timely steps to prevent the slaughter.

The video shows American schoolchildren participating in a UN-approved indoctrination session, where they are trained to evangelize on behalf of civilian disarmament. "Stop selling guns," one young boy declares to the interviewer. "Only policemen should have guns." "I would just stop making guns all of a sudden and then just have the government prohibit guns from everybody," adds a young girl. Part of the indoctrination involves the recitation of a pledge "never to touch a weapon."

Cultivating an aversive response to firearms is a prime objective of the UN's global civilian disarmament campaign. The video repeatedly indulges in the pathetic fallacy that inanimate objects display human traits by depicting firearms as possessed of independent, malevolent intent. "Small arms are not fussy about the company they keep. They can murder indiscriminately," insists the narrator. "The gun that killed in Africa can do it again in Latin America, or in Asia .... Humankind is beginning a new millennium under the sign of the gun. Small arms are like uninvited guests who won't leave. Once they take over a country, they are virtually impossible to get rid of."

To rid the world of this supposed pestilence, the UN urges the destruction of "illegal guns and regulating the production and sale of legal weapons" (remember that "legal," as defined by the UN, means government-controlled) on a global basis. New global civilian disarmament protocols will be discussed at the UN's "Conference on Illicit Trade In Small Arms and Light Weapons," which will be held in June and July of this year.

Behind the UN's enthusiasm for civilian disarmament, as practiced in Communist Cambodia and elsewhere, is an affinity for totalitarian bloodshed — as also practiced in those same unhappy countries. In their book Murder of a Gentle Land, John Barron and Anthony Paul recall that when Khmer Rouge official Ieng Sary, who boasted: "We have cleansed the cities," appeared before the General Assembly, he was greeted with an enthusiastic ovation.

fascists demand an unarmed citizenry 11.Aug.2004 23:06


FOR gun control; Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, Benito Mussolini

"For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead to the future!"
-- Adolf Hitler, 1935

AGAINST gun control; Mahatma Gandhi

"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Mass Murder REQUIRES Unarmed Victims

Gun laws don't work. They never have and they never will. By removing all firearms from citizens, the government is then able to dictate anything it wants and not fear a possible uprising. For years, governments have either restricted or confiscated firearms. The relationship between gun confiscation or restriction and genocide that took place will never be forgotten. Here are some of the facts:

When guns are outlawed, only governments will own guns.
56 million people murdered by their own governments in the 20th century.

Turkey established gun control in 1911.
* From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

The Soviet Union established gun control in 1929.
* From 1929 to 1953, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935.
* From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938.
* From 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, Catholics, Gypsies, socialists, homosexuals, trade unionists, disabled and mentally ill people, and other "mongrelized peoples," unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956.
* From 1975 to 1977, 1 million "educated people," unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964.
* From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970.
* From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1937, four years after the end of Prohibition, the United States Congress enacted the National Firearms Act in direct violation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution in order to create jobs for idle Alcohol Revenue agents. This law ultimately led to the creation of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF). In 1993, 86 members of a "religious cult" residing outside Waco, Texas were exterminated by the BATF because of unsubstantiated allegations that they had failed to purchase $200 tax stamps for certain firearms in their possession as required by the unconstitutional 1937 National Firearms Act. Congress is currently considering passage of additional unconstitutional gun control laws in response to a few widely-reported-by-the-corporate-media acts of mass violence perpetrated by deranged individuals. It remains to be seen how many more innocent members of minority groups will be exterminated in the name of these unconstitutional laws.

If you were adding up the numbers, the amount would total 56 million innocent people who were slaughtered by their own governments; governments that had first rendered their citizens defenseless by restricting or confiscating guns.

People are at far more risk from their own government than all the Eric Harrises and Dylan Kiebolds of the world.

"Both the oligarch and Tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms."
-- Aristotle

"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it."
--William S. Burroughs

"Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA. Ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State"
-- Heinrich Himmler, Nazi leader

Help make genocide safe for the governments of the world:
Support international gun control.

Gun Control: White Man's Law - the racist and elitist roots of gun control:

The Racist Origins of US Gun Control;

The history of gun control in America has targeted blacks and other minorities. Citizens Opposing Racism and Discrimination (CORAD) believes that gun control on law-abiding citizens is racist:

The Racist Roots of Gun Control: